The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 530 548 535
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing Drools 60 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.049% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.18% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 19
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£400 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £443 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 38 £420 - 1
Edinburgh - 33 £425 -
England -7 22 £394 -28.40% 11
London -6 7 £404 -26.59% 6
South East -3 5 £370 - 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 96 (85.71%) Java
2 67 (59.82%) JBoss
3 50 (44.64%) Spring
4 41 (36.61%) Hibernate
5 40 (35.71%) jBPM
6 39 (34.82%) SOA
7 37 (33.04%) XML
8 36 (32.14%) BPMN
9 34 (30.36%) Web Services
10 30 (26.79%) Java EE
11 28 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (23.21%) SQL
12 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (22.32%) XSLT
14 24 (21.43%) J2EE
15 23 (20.54%) Maven
16 22 (19.64%) Workflow
16 22 (19.64%) Eclipse
17 21 (18.75%) TDD
18 17 (15.18%) Finance
19 16 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
20 15 (13.39%) Oracle
21 14 (12.50%) JRules
22 13 (11.61%) Banking
23 12 (10.71%) PL/SQL
24 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
24 11 (9.82%) Red Hat
24 11 (9.82%) Scrum
24 11 (9.82%) Investment Banking
25 9 (8.04%) Linux

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.57%) Liferay
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.79%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.79%) Mule
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Cordys
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) DSL
2 4 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) Network Security
3 1 (0.89%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.89%) SQLite
5 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (20.54%) Maven
2 22 (19.64%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.36%) Subversion
3 6 (5.36%) Selenium
4 5 (4.46%) JUnit
5 3 (2.68%) JIRA
5 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.79%) Ant
6 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.79%) Hudson
6 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.89%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.89%) Mockito
7 1 (0.89%) Hamcrest
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (72.32%) Developer
2 62 (55.36%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Analyst
4 6 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 4 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 4 (3.57%) Consultant
6 2 (1.79%) Software Developer
6 2 (1.79%) Architect
6 2 (1.79%) Business Analyst
6 2 (1.79%) Software Engineer
6 2 (1.79%) Team Leader
6 2 (1.79%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (1.79%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (1.79%) Technical Leader
6 2 (1.79%) Software Designer
6 2 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (1.79%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (1.79%) Designer
6 2 (1.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (44.64%) Spring
2 41 (36.61%) Hibernate
3 40 (35.71%) jBPM
4 37 (33.04%) XML
5 34 (30.36%) Web Services
6 30 (26.79%) Java EE
7 25 (22.32%) XSLT
8 24 (21.43%) J2EE
9 14 (12.50%) JRules
10 8 (7.14%) SOAP
10 8 (7.14%) HTML
10 8 (7.14%) .NET
10 8 (7.14%) Apache Camel
11 6 (5.36%) FpML
11 6 (5.36%) Java SE
11 6 (5.36%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (5.36%) JSON
11 6 (5.36%) Spring MVC
12 5 (4.46%) CSS3
12 5 (4.46%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Derivative
2 6 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.36%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.46%) Open Source
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.68%) Ontologies
5 3 (2.68%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.82%) SOA
2 36 (32.14%) BPMN
3 28 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.64%) Workflow
6 21 (18.75%) TDD
7 16 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (9.82%) Scrum
9 9 (8.04%) OO
10 8 (7.14%) Project Management
10 8 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (7.14%) MVC
10 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.25%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.36%) ETL
12 6 (5.36%) Business Transformation
12 6 (5.36%) Wealth Management
12 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.46%) UML
Programming Languages
1 96 (85.71%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) SQL
3 12 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.57%) C
6 3 (2.68%) XPath
6 3 (2.68%) Python
6 3 (2.68%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) C#
7 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.89%) Scala
8 1 (0.89%) Golang
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 67 (59.82%) JBoss
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle
3 11 (9.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.68%) Sybase
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.79%) Software AG
5 2 (1.79%) Google
5 2 (1.79%) Pega
6 1 (0.89%) ILOG
6 1 (0.89%) Intel
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